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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

September 11, 2011

Fall tour

HEY YA'LL IT'S ALMOST FALL. I have so many pictures! Glad you came by for our fall tour....we've changed things from summer's blooms to fall's bounty!
One vintage bathtub~DIY flowers and fall blooms....no more baths here!

Basket is filled with wool applique pumpkins I've made...

We have the cutest chickens right now at our farmhouse and I asked my hubby to bring one out for my front porch pictures. So he helped me with the chicken! Hahaha. This is a little chicken that won't ever be very big...and it will lay cute colored eggs!

HUBBY stood nearby and chicken-whispered to keep her calm! Hahahaha....get it? Chicken whisperer? Hahaha..... ok...
She did pose for quite awhile for me...so it must have worked!
Another easy peasy DIY- I stacked some spray painted silver trays....I love to spray paint trays for the Holidays....orange, avocado green and brown...good tablescape when you
first walk in our kitchen....the eye is drawn here
instead of the dishes in the sink! Hahahaha....
Loved changing these from Summer to early fall....so.... I put together some crackers, cheese and grapes from the farmer's market. Great little fall snack.
This quilt is my favorite. A dear friend's grandmother made it...and my dear friend gave it to me! Yay... Below are turkeys we are raising here on our little Ribbonwood Farm! They are growing so fast. And yes they are for Thanksgiving! They are organic fed Turkeys...I hate to even look them in the eye...they seem to like me...and I feel so GUILTY!

Sweet little Melissa over at 
and of course she is focusing on calm, serene, neutral fall colors.
I told her I need to have an orange decluttering party!

and with Marty @
She has a beautiful fall neutral decor post...make sure you read it (and drool)
Big smile....


Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Oh, my goodness you have the most wonderful Fall things. Now your little chicken is really very pretty - love her colorful feathers! And you have turkeys? Oh, don't go and feed them - I'd feel the same way. You have some of the prettiest quilts too! Perfect for this season.
Now I see lots of ideas I could borrow. I love your simple idea of turning the basket on it's side and poking things in it. I love that.
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Angela McInnis said...

Hi, Debbie! I have been a follower of yours for a while...I love Fall too and I absolutely fell in love with your Etsy pumpkins! I do lots of handwork using wool felt and regular felt, too! Come by and visit me when you have a moment! Really enjoyed your tour!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Beautiful as always....I absolutely love the shadow picture on the rooster on the quilt...or chicken...whatever it is!!....way cute!

Debbie Kay said...

Wow what beautiful decor you have and you arrange it so nicely.....I can see your home is a reflection of your heart Deb.



The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Debbie

It's been awhile since I stopped by just to catch up. I always get a sense of home when I'm here. I love the little chicken that played along - soo sweet. And the turkeys are beautiful - that would be soo hard.

Hope that everyone is well!

Betty said...

I just love all the fall pictures you have posted. It makes me wish I could put all my fall things out right now.

stefanie said...

wow!! you are ready! its soooo pretty!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Such beautiful displays! I would say you are ready for fall.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a fabulous Autumn display...you did amazing decorating here!

~Sara said...

such wonderful pictures. The perfection of fall in all of your decor. You really have an eye for color. I love it all, especially the chicken and how the colors of his feathers complimented all of the decor in the pics. Thank you for the fall inspiration. I think I need to get decorating. I would love for you to become a follower of my blog. Fall Blessings ~Sara

Toni said...

That is the most beautiful chicken. (not that I have seen many) I never knew - I thought they where pretty much white. No country girl here. Your fall decore is faboulous! I really enjoyed the tour, and you have inspired me to finish my front porch!

Thanks for stopping by my blog for the kitchen tour.

we three dogs and me said...

Enjoyed your fall post. So many cute things. Ilike your chicken. Cutest live chicken I have ever seen. May have a long life.lol

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Love the photos! Thanks for sharing.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my, every single picture is just wonderful. I love all of your decor and you do have such creative ideas. I can't wait to borrow some of them. Love that chicken, what a thrill. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Honeysuckle Haven Cottage said...

omGoodness!! Hands down... best pics ive saw all day! Love your little chicken. Have a great weekend :)

Shannon said...

I like your style...especially like the wool aplique pillows you made! I can't believe you got that chicken to pose...incredible!!!

Anouk said...

Love your decoration ! It' like a magazine.
love it all.

Becca Bertotti said...

What beautiful splashes of Fall all over! Love what you've done ... the vignettes are gorgeous, and your mixtures of different elements is wonderful! Love your Fall chalkboard tray, too! Thanks for sharing!

Sunny Simple Life said...

I just love how your chicken matched the decor.

Lisa said...

I love how you mix traditional with primitives and make it look perfect! You've decorated for fall so well and I'm saving some of your pics for reference. Thanks for sharing these!